Flagbearer hopeful of the main opposition NDC, Stephen Atubiga has said that he has made the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) an attractive party in the country now.
He stated that his inclusion in the Flagbearership race within the NDC has made the party attractive.
“If you look at the party, I am the best choice right now. I have made NDC so attractive,” he told Kwame Afrifa–Mensah on Happy FM’s ‘Epa Hoa Daben‘ show.
Stephen Atubiga has written to officially inform the leadership of the umbrella family of his intent to contest for the flagbearer position of the party.
Atubiga who declared his intention to join the party`s (NDC) flagbearership race believes he is the right candidate the party needs to wrestle power from the ruling NPP government.
Already eleven candidates are said to have declared their intention to contest, as directed by the party. Among the eleven includes former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah and former Vice Chancellor of the University for Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Prof. Joshua Alabi, as well as former Trades Minister, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and Former President John Mahama.
Prior to this interview, Mr. Atubiga said, given the chance, he would make former President John Mahama his running mate and other bigwigs such as Prof. Alabi his special advisor.
“If I had the opportunity, if the constitution allowed and the party structures allowed me, I would not mind making his Excellency John Dramani Mahama my running mate. Prof. Alabi will be a very good Special Advisor to me. Sylvester Mensah will be a very fine Foreign Affairs Minister. Bagbin who is my big brother, I’ve gotten close to him, he will be a very good speaker under my leadership and he will get to taste the presidency when myself and my vice have travelled.”
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah